Amber Peat: Stepfather Says He's Making Documentary "To Clear His Name"

23 February 2019, 07:05 | Updated: 23 February 2019, 09:14

Amber Peat stepfather Danny Peat

The stepfather of a 13-year-old girl from Nottinghamshire who was found hanged after a family argument has said he plans to make a documentary to "prove to the world he is blameless".

Amber Peat was found three days after she went missing from her home following a row with her mother over household chores.

A coroner said her mother and stepfather "lacked emotional warmth" towards a girl in crisis - but Danny Peat told The Sun a documentary "is the only way I have to clear my name".

Assistant Nottinghamshire coroner Laurinda Bower found as a fact that the teenager had to scrub the floor until 1.30am and that Mr Peat had forced her to wear a "ridiculous" outfit to school in order to humiliate her.

Amber's mother Kelly Peat and stepfather insisted the accusations were lies, but were described as "not concerned in the slightest" about Amber's welfare by the coroner.

The teenager stormed out of her home in Bosworth Street, Mansfield, on May 30 2015 and she was reported missing eight hours later.

Although up to 400 police staff were involved in the search for Amber, her body was only recovered on June 2.

Mr Peat told the paper: "I've kept every scrap of evidence and document concerning Amber and I intend setting the record straight by getting my side of the story out, presenting it myself, which I was not able to do despite giving evidence at the inquest.

"Because of what people have made up, the finger has always been pointed at me as the evil stepdad who virtually marched Amber out of the house and let her die.

"It's disgusting the way I have been portrayed in all this."